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Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with health care to a usual minimum. When we are talking about patient safety, we are mainly discussing how hospitals or other healthcare organization protect their patient from errors, injuries, accident, and infections in which patient came in the hospital as well as hospital-acquired infection. Patient safety is one of the main issues in the world. Most of the hospital are taking different safety measures to keep patient safety. It is very essential to use safety measures as many as 440000 patient every year from preventable errors which occur in the hospital (Piersma, 2015). I am working in the medical-surgical department at Broadlawns medical center Des Moines, Iowa. In our hospital we put patient safety in a top priority. We made strong health care teams to reduce infection rates, put checks in place to prevent mistakes, and ensure strong lines of communication between hospital staff, patients, and families. We use different methods to
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  • Spring '13
  • Health care provider, Broadlawns medical center Des

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